Healthy crops, strong returns

CFE Agronomy

We help you grow more dollars from every acre

The full-service agronomy department at Clifford Farmers Elevator offers a comprehensive list of agronomic products and services.

We work hard to earn the loyalty of our patrons by communicating regularly. We make sure our farmer customers are in the know, whether that’s regarding new products, manufacturer incentive programs or something else.

Contact us for your agronomic needs, and let’s talk about how we can earn your business.

Agronomy Services

    • Custom spraying, including aerial application
    • Dry fertilizer spreading
    • VRT spreading and mapping services
    • On-farm delivery
    • Soil and tissue sampling
    • Zone mapping
    • Crop monitoring
    • Precision ag

Agronomy Staff

Seed choices for every soil

We carry multiple seed brands to give our growers a wide range of choices. This allows us to find the seed that best fits each piece of ground and put together a package that fits budget and yield objectives. 

We work closely with growers to understand their preferences and then go about selecting varieties. We have access to the newest technologies and seed traits, and we utilize local data to help guide our decision making. We rely on Winfield Answer Plot data, in addition to our own corn and soybean plots.

Answer Plot Data

Seed treatment

Our bulk soybean seed facility allows us to offer seed treatment and delivery services. We treat seed with fungicides and insecticides to get the crop off to a healthy start. We deliver bulk seed throughout our territory.

Seed Brands

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Seed Guide

We produce our own seed guide to make the selection process more convenient for growers. The guide contains only the specific brands and varieties we handle.

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Protecting crops, preserving yield

When it comes to crop protection products, we represent all the major manufacturers and support their buying programs. We offer on-farm delivery of these products throughout our sales territory.

We also sell the full line of quality adjuvants from Winfield United and support the Winfield Catalyst loyalty program. Each qualifying purchase brings you closer to achieving a Catalyst Medallion Status and unlocking additional value and benefits, ranging from VIP experiences to merchandise to services for your farm. As soon as you reach Base Medallion Status, you can roll your points over from year to year.

Ask us for more information on how you can make these programs work for your operation.

Nutrition for productive crops

We carry a wide range of dry and liquid fertilizers, and we have the ability to treat fertilizer with nitrogen stabilizers. We’ve made investments in our fertilizer plant in Galesburg and in our application equipment to ensure we meet our growers needs for crop nutrition.

We offer bulk fertilizer at our Galesburg, Clifford and Hope locations, and we can also deliver directly to your farm.

Photo: Clifford Fertilizer and Shop

Low-cost financing options

Secure Grower Financing

Winfield United SECURE Financing

Operating loans from traditional ag lenders are based on financial factors, not yield potential. As a result, they often lend only up to the amount of insured production for operating loans, which can leave growers short the dollars needed to farm most profitably. 

SECURE by WinField United offers several distinct benefits, and it supplements bank loans with low-cost, fixed-rate financing. It requires no collateral up to $500,000. This makes the loan “unsecured,” so there is no lien on grain or land. 

Talk to Kristen at our Galesburg location for more information on this farmer-focused financing option.

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John Deere

John Deere Financial

We also support manufacturer financing programs through John Deere Financial, including 0% options.

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